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Traffic accident kills driver and three foreign students

A recently released international report says that the number of road traffic deaths went down in Belize between 2001 and 2010; in 2010 only forty-one casualties were recorded. But earlier [...]

Belizean American woman gunned down in L.A.

A Belizean-American woman was executed on Tuesday night in South Los Angeles. Twenty-seven year old Yolanda Smith-Major was killed in front of her two year old daughter as she stood [...]

Archeology Commissioner speaks on 3 students killed in accident

We reported on Tuesday, the death of three international students and a taxi driver. Eliseo Chan was transporting the trio to the Philip Goldson International Airport to catch a flight [...]

B.T.I.A. expresses support for pocket tourism

At its annual general meeting this morning, the Belize Tourism Industry Association expressed support for a policy of pocket tourism in line with the National Sustainable Tourism Master Plan which [...]

Do you think that the Mayor is doing a good job on Belize City streets?

And our question for tonight is: Do you think that the Mayor is doing a good job in respects of Belize City streets? Yes or no? Send your comments and [...]

Contracting economy; Statistical Institutes 2013 figures

On Tuesday night, we gave you the numbers that showed most industries were increasing in production up to 2012. Tonight the figures released from the Statistical Institute of Belize show [...]

Tourism Director comments on concerns about cruise tourism

The tourism industry is the largest shareholder in the services sector which accounts for a significant portion of the economy. The five point three percent growth is in large part [...]

B.T.B. vehicle totaled by security guard on joyride

The Belize Tourism Board is without one of its top rides this week. An Isuzu D-Max was used by a staff member who attended the Placencia Lobster Fest over the [...]

Major crime down for first 6 months of year

At the end of May, the Police Department released statistics which showed a trend of significant reduction in major crimes including murder, rape and robbery. That trend continued through to [...]

Found: American, Canadian and Hondurans rescued

On Tuesday, we reported on a massive search effort that was underway near the Bay Islands of Honduras, following the disappearance of eight students who went missing on Saturday.  Their [...]

Christine Perriott Vs B.T.L.—judgment reserved by Appeals Court

The name Christine Perriott might not be as familiar to you now as it was just a few years ago, and that would be because the former Secretary-General of the [...]

Victim fails to show in court and immigration officer freed of rape

Tonight, a Senior Immigration Officer, who was accused of abusing his authority by raping and threatening a Guatemalan waitress with deportation, is a free man. Thirty-nine year old Winston Arzu [...]

Landlady charged after altercation with hard-pay tenant

A clash over unpaid rent between a landlord and tenant has left the Belizean-American landlord in trouble with the law.  Sixty-two year old Rachel Middleton appeared before Magistrate Leslie Hamilton [...]

Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage unveils new logo

The umbrella organization for environmental NGOs launched a new logo this morning. The attractive design is simple put captures the mission of the Belize Coalition to Save Our Natural Heritage [...]

Bowen & Bowen’s strong release on shortage of product

In response to complaints over the past month that services provided by Bowen & Bowen have not been exactly up to standard, the company today sent out a strong, but [...]

Garifuna Collective launches second album, Ayo

Six years ago, the Garifuna Collective and Andy Palacio ruled the world stage with the album Watina, which was hailed as one of the greatest world music albums of all [...]

Superstar performances from Group B!

Group B of Be the Next Superstar captivated the crowd at the Bliss Institute on Tuesday night. The show started with an opening number by the ever popular Ascenthium Band, [...]

Religious denominations protest Gender Policy in Orange Walk

The Christian anti-gay movement has gone on tour of the country to promote the message that persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender should not enjoy the same rights [...]

Statistical Institute releases growth figures for 2012

On the economic front, the Statistical Institute of Belize (S.I.B.) is reporting that Belize’s economy grew by two point four percent in the third quarter of 2012 when compared to [...]

The Road to San Antonio pocked with Town Council Lawsuit against contractor

The Orange Walk Town Council is preparing to take contractor Imer Hernandez to court. Hernandez is the nephew of Deputy Prime Minister Gaspar Vega, who was paid by the government [...]

How to get politicians to agree to a national debate

Wouldn’t the 2008 elections have been a very dynamic time if the candidates did not give handouts and wear their colors and found a meaningful way to encourage citizens to [...]

FFB holds concert for Jaguars as they leave for Gold Cup

The Belize Jaguars, the national football selection, is leaving the country on Friday to the United States. The team will participate in the Gold Cup and its first game will [...]

Cops fish gun out of sea, but can’t prove it belongs to fisherman

A Belize City fisherman is free tonight after he was acquitted of charges of Kept Firearm and Kept Ammunition. Twenty-five year old Victor Foreman Junior of Belize City was allegedly [...]

Ten years for kidnapping cab driver

But while one man is free, another is heading to jail. A week ago, thirty-four year old Derrick Sanchez, a resident of the Ladyville area was found guilty of kidnapping [...]

Men who have sex with men at risk for HIV/AIDS

A recent report published by the Ministry of Health on tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections indicates that HIV has become a concentrated epidemic among men who have sex [...]